Effective date: Jan 1, 2020
What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of text that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by online service providers in order to make their websites work, or work more efficiently. They store and track information about your use to serve a variety of functions, like enabling us to remember information you provide to us as you navigate between pages, or telling us your account preferences. Cookies help us personalize your experience with Seed&Spark.
When you enter the Seed&Spark website, our web server sends a cookie to your computer which allows us to recognize your computer but not specifically who is using it. By associating the identification numbers in the cookies with other customer information (when, for example, you log in) we know that the cookie information relates to you.
Some cookies are set by Seed&Spark – these are “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than us are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through our Service (such as login, advertising, interactive content or analytics). The third parties that set these third party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits Seed&Spark and when it visits certain other websites or services. Any third party cookie usage is governed by the policy of the third party placing the cookie.
We use first party and third party cookies for a variety of reasons. Some cookies are essential for technical reasons in order for our Services to operate properly, and we refer to these as “necessary” cookies. Other cookies enable us and the third parties we work with to track and target the interests of our visitors, and we refer to these as “preference” cookies. Finally, third parties serve cookies through our Service for advertising, analytics, and other purposes. This may include remarketing services, which Seed&Spark to reach people who have previously visited the Site, and match the right people with the right message.
How can I control cookies?
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. Rejecting cookies will usually affect some the functionality of a website. You will still be able to use the site, but may lose certain functionality and features. You can control cookies with these tools:
Website cookie settings.
You can exercise preferences about what cookies are served on an individual website. Manage Seed&Spark cookie settings.
Disabling Interest Based Advertising.
Most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of Interest Based Advertising. For more information, you can visit www.aboutads.info/choices or www.youronlinechoices.com.
You can also opt out of having your mobile advertising identifiers used for certain types of Interest Based Advertising. Access the settings in your mobile device and following the most recent published instructions.
Do Not Track.
Some Internet browsers – like Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari – include the ability to transmit “Do Not Track” or “DNT” signals. Uniform standards for “DNT” signals have not yet been adopted. Seed&Spark does not yet process or respond to “DNT” signals.
Types of cookies
The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our Service and the purposes they perform are described in detail below.
Necessary cookies enable core functionality like page navigation and account access. The site can’t function without these.
These are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our site but are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, some functionality may become unavailable. Preference cookies help us verify your account and device and determine when you’re logged in, so we can provide the right experiences and features. They allow us to personalize content, remember choices you’ve made, and so on. We also use social media cookies, to allow you to share and log in.
We may also use and manage third party tags on the Service. Third party tags may take the form of pixels or tracking snippets. We use pixels to learn how you interact with our site pages and emails, and this information helps us and our ad partners provide you with a more tailored experience. We use tracking snippets to capture data from your browser, make requests to a third party partner or set cookies on your device to store data. For example, if you visit Seed&Spark and check out the crowdfunding page, you might be served an ad on social media encouraging you to start a crowdfunding project on Seed&Spark.